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Pinot Noir No. 1

NEW IN! Typical Pinot Noir from Eastern Switzerland.

The classic fresh Swiss Pinot. Unoaked, fresh, fruity and quite herbal. Arrived May 2016.


Source
Switzerland
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2014
SKU
4115217
Composition
Pinot Noir 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Last tasted
2016
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Eastern Switzerland
Variety
Pinot Noir
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel

More about this wine

One of the lightest and youngest Pinot Noirs from Switzerland. This is a wine for those who prefer not to have to think about age or the effects of months in oak but just want to know what the grape tastes like straight from fermentation. I suppose it might almost qualify for Pinot Noir Nouveau!

In the glass it is very light in colour, described by one person as looking like a melted strawberry ice lolly which is not far from the truth. There is a wide blueish-purple rim which shows off the youth of this wine.

On the nose there is plenty of strawberry rather than cherry and a hint of raspberry.

This is a very refreshing wine. In the mouth the high acidity sets the juices flowing. It is very fresh and delightfully sharp with masses of redcurrant taking over, leaving the strawberry to stay in the background.

As you might expect, there is not a long finish but the flavours stay for a reasonable while and the mouthwateringness keeps on going.

What a fascinating Pinot Noir. It is a real discovery moment and leads you on to Bachtobel’s Nos.2 and 3 in an eager desire to follow the development of the grape in the hands of not only an excellent winemaker, but also an obvious Pinot Noir lover.



About this vintage

Vintage
2013
SKU
4116021
Composition
Pinot Noir 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
27
Last tasted
2017
Keep until
2020+
Aged in
Foudre
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Eastern Switzerland
Variety
Pinot Noir
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel

More about this wine

One of the lightest and youngest Pinot Noirs from Switzerland. This is a wine for those who prefer not to have to think about age or the effects of months in oak but just want to know what the grape tastes like straight from fermentation. I suppose it might almost qualify for Pinot Noir Nouveau!

In the glass it is very light in colour, described by one person as looking like a melted strawberry ice lolly which is not far from the truth. There is a wide blueish-purple rim which shows off the youth of this wine.

On the nose there is plenty of strawberry rather than cherry and a hint of raspberry.

This is a very refreshing wine. In the mouth the high acidity sets the juices flowing. It is very fresh and delightfully sharp with masses of redcurrant taking over, leaving the strawberry to stay in the background.

As you might expect, there is not a long finish but the flavours stay for a reasonable while and the mouthwateringness keeps on going.

What a fascinating Pinot Noir. It is a real discovery moment and leads you on to Bachtobel’s Nos.2 and 3 in an eager desire to follow the development of the grape in the hands of not only an excellent winemaker, but also an obvious Pinot Noir lover.



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